[Clayart] Tule lake +

Gayle Bair gayle at claybair.com
Fri Jul 15 20:25:56 EDT 2016


Shortly after moving to Bainbridge Island WA I found out that the beautiful
island was the first site our Japanese Americans were taken and away &
interned. There is now a memorial  See:
http://www.bijac.org/


Gayle

Gayle Bair Pottery
gayle at claybair.com
www.claybair.com


On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 2:51 PM, Douglas Fur via Clayart <
clayart at lists.clayartworld.com> wrote:

> In Washington state the internment can be a distant event but there are
> still connections that surprise you.
> Burien, my next to the largest city, has a Strawberry festival in June.
> Strawberries are no longer grown here. They went away when the Japanese
> American farmers were interned. Many returned here but their farms were
> gone. A neighbor recommend the book "Journey to Topaz" (auto-correct
> thought I meant"GOP asylum" ?). Her father had been there. The story is a
> compilation of several families' stories. What gave me chills is that the
> storyline of one of the main characters shares many of the events and
> details of her father's internment.
> An older couple at church told me how her best friend and her family had
> been rounded up at gun point. My friends were shocked that out of what had
> been a community some stayed and some were interned depending on being
> "whites" or "Japs".
> Duff
> Seola Creek
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